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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,504 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,504
Reviews: 1,734
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 100
Gots: 180 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-18-2002)
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-10-2012 19:50:11 | More by spark3148857
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MJR

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown with a hint of red. No light gets in or out, as it's almost completely opaque. A dark tan head forms a finger thick and retains as a small cap.

Smell: Rich and malty, with a smokey undercurrent. A touch of coffee is hidden deep in the muck...

Taste: I was suprised by how relaxed this beer was. I was expecting a full taste-bud assault, but no... It's very smooth and rich, with a nice maltiness. Suggestions of coffee and chocolate are hidden in the dark fluid. The smokiness is quite restrained and minimal. There's a steady, but small, stream of sweetness that flows from the first sip to the last drop. Not much hop presence at all, just a ghost-like trail of bitterness that is easy to miss.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with a 'just right' mouthfeel. The alcohol is extraordinarily well hidden. Finishes smooth...

Drinkability: Good stuff. The smoke hangs in the background, playing back-up to the malt flavor, instead of taking over and ruining it. Another solid ale from Stone.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2003 21:45:36 | More by MJR
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nightwing002

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-14-2011 21:44:38 | More by nightwing002
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TexIndy

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle that I shipped back from Denver. It was nearly pitch black with dark mahogany highlights when held against a light. It barely had a head and it quickly went away. After reading other reviews that describe a large, sustaining head I have to wonder about the freshness of my bottle. But since it has no date on it I can't tell. The aroma is very subtle. It was sweet malty with just hints of smoke and the darker malts. Again may have been freshness issue. The taste was nice and solid but not as great as I'd expected. Overall a good tasty beer but I will definitely need to try again to see if better with a fresher one. (4, RR, T, Y)

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2007 01:43:52 | More by TexIndy
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DavidHume

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-21-2014 01:18:10 | More by DavidHume
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KTien

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-15-2012 16:57:23 | More by KTien
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robebo44

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-25-2014 22:45:56 | More by robebo44
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bret717

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-14-2014 03:13:28 | More by bret717
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Eurytos

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-14-2012 14:32:57 | More by Eurytos
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HomeyJosey

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-17-2013 01:45:41 | More by HomeyJosey
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-30-2013 12:42:59 | More by enelson
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Dubber55

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a Founders snifter- dark brown with 1 finger beige head. Does not look viscous.

The aroma consists of lightly charred wood and earthy hops.

Taste- Some bittersweet chocolate, a little coffee, charred American oak, and plenty of roasted malts. The smoke is not overpowering which is nice. Earthy, piney hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel is good. Light carbonation.

Overall, this is an easy drinking porter.

Serving type: growler

05-11-2011 21:41:36 | More by Dubber55
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-14-2011 06:46:30 | More by gtermi
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PortLargo

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-26-2012 01:19:13 | More by PortLargo
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-05-2012 22:17:16 | More by bigbeers84
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bwyu

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-21-2012 06:35:51 | More by bwyu
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-07-2011 20:56:09 | More by tclapper
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-08-2012 15:01:00 | More by mtbdonn
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-17-2013 23:02:11 | More by JohnQVD
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TJBurgess

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

#15
Left in my cooler from DLD.
22oz bomber into a pint glass.

A: Pitch black with a light brown, fluffy head. Nice overall look for a porter. 4.0

S: Smokey chocolate? Malts and a light coffee hint finish the first sniff. 4.0

T: The smoke is evident right away, with meat, wood, bitter chocolate and coffee. Not being a fan of porters or previous Stone beers, this was a pleasent surprise. 4.0

M/D: Very full and creamy mouthfeel for this low alcohol content. I could probably only drink 1 though, which has nothing to do with the beer, just my taste preference. 4.0/4.0

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 16:32:55 | More by TJBurgess
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fleurdelou

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-23-2014 06:01:59 | More by fleurdelou
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Spaz7

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-24-2013 21:11:45 | More by Spaz7
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scottoale

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of the 22oz.brown bomber pours a blackish-brown heft of a porter. Light brown bubbling, foamy head rises up, then eventually subsides to some nice, sticky lacing.

Smokey oak malt up front with chocolate and coffee coming through and blending in a mildly sweet manner...ahh. After it warms a bit, faint aroma of the hops sneek through, as well as some alcohol.

Initially dark malt, which is smoky and faintly sweet, fill the mouth. It becomes coffee and chocolaty rich in flavor till the smokyness comes back in, with a nice bitter hop, to finish it off. A sturdy, well balanced porter with a complexity all it's own, smoky to boot.

Full bodied with a smooth, lofty mouthfeel and a pleasant ABV make this a Porter lover's "must try". It's unique and goes down smoothly...cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2006 13:07:56 | More by scottoale
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blackie

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Forms a tan head. Black color lightening to a very dark shade around the edges.

Smells smoky, but not overwhelmingly so, alot like a regular porter. Lots of dark malts. Hints of sweet dark sugars, coffee, chocolate. The smoke is well balanced with the other characteristics of the beer.

Carbonation is a little less than average. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, but not bad.

Taste is of dark roasted malt with some hop bitterness. Hints of coffee and dark unsweet chocolate also present. Finishes with a lingering bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2005 05:17:42 | More by blackie
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DerrickW

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-03-2013 16:30:18 | More by DerrickW
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,504 ratings.